Table 14_1_6-1a

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 14_1_6.1a
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total25.80.525.10.628.91.025.42.6**39.95.529.82.6
Age0–1717.70.717.50.816.41.422.44.1**28.67.422.23.6
18–4434.80.734.20.838.71.529.33.1**57.37.141.54.6
45–6420.20.619.00.728.31.520.93.4****27.04.5
65 and over**************
GenderMale27.30.626.20.733.21.526.33.0**39.57.033.23.6
Female24.30.624.00.725.01.124.52.7**40.46.326.33.0
Family incomeaNegative/poor41.91.244.81.432.91.951.57.8****37.55.3
Near poor/low42.11.243.81.438.42.135.36.3****28.34.9
Middle26.70.926.21.027.91.928.64.1****37.25.3
High12.10.711.50.815.52.114.73.7****17.74.5
Education,b ages 18–64Less than high school48.11.049.11.146.72.735.66.0******
High school graduate31.40.830.10.937.31.636.15.8****35.55.5
At least some college20.50.719.20.727.11.421.72.9****37.55.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed27.40.626.40.733.61.324.12.4**41.65.637.84.2
Not employed34.70.933.81.138.92.235.94.3******
Residence locationcMetropolitan25.70.625.10.728.71.125.42.6**43.48.228.12.5
  Large central metro31.01.031.31.431.21.628.33.4****28.55.0
  Large fringe metro21.80.921.11.025.92.124.04.6****29.25.7
  Medium metro23.41.222.41.227.63.024.14.9****26.14.0
  Small metro23.61.423.91.622.63.8********
Nonmetropolitan26.21.025.21.130.72.7****34.44.436.67.4
  Micropolitan25.31.324.01.435.44.1******30.27.6
  Noncore27.92.127.52.424.31.4********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish22.50.521.30.627.91.020.52.9**38.66.029.82.7
Other47.51.451.11.460.26.830.74.0******
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.20.524.40.628.61.125.12.6**40.75.530.82.9
Fair/poor32.11.132.71.331.02.3********
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities26.11.326.41.522.12.2********
Complex activities26.51.426.41.725.42.8********
Neither basic nor complex activities29.00.627.80.736.41.426.92.6**48.86.937.74.1

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_6-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/14_facilitators_barrierstocare/T14_1_6-1a.html